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Andrew Rowland Benedick Thomas vs Lothar Schmid
Hastings (1951/52), Hastings ENG, rd 3, Dec-29
Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit (B20)  ·  0-1
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Jan-01-05  MidnightDuffer: What a short game, I believe this is the Sicilian Wing Gambit.

White's 8th move, Nh4 is what topples the whole game here;

But Black does not exploit White's error immediately, but moves 8 ... e6 (?) ; whereas White could move 9. Nxf5; getting rid of the pesky Bishop and bailing himself out of trouble;

There is at least a Knight fork winning the Rook at the weak c2 pawn; but Black did not play Nxc2+.

A convergence of circumstances makes white resign after move 14.

A Thomas vs Gligoric, 1951

Note, this game, apparently at Hastings Christmas 1951, the same Tournament is similar but not as devastating; surely too, Gligoric would be a cool hand to play against.

Maybe if one contemplates playing this opening and the Gambit is accepted, 3. a3 should probably be played immediately.

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